I am long overdue for a quick update on my project. I have made some good progress and I am very excited to continue working.
My project has taken a different direction since I presented my design review. I am keeping with the idea of making some sort of light fixture with LEDs and an arduino. Instead of making a wall hanging with fabric, I have decided to make a storm cloud. This cloud will be made out of polyester pillow stuffing. I will form the stuffing to look like a large storm cloud. LEDs will be woven inside and programmed so they flash like a lightning storm. I plan to make it about the size of a full mattress. It will be able to be hung on the ceiling of a room. The idea is that you can lay under it and watch a lightning storm. I want to accurately replicate in cloud lightning storms. The video below shows an in cloud lightning storm. I have all the materials for the project. Furthermore, I have started some coding and assembly, but will go into more detail with that in my next post.
I am not getting inspiration from the major design movement of the 20th century. However, my project could be related to organic design. I am drawing my inspiration and ideas from nature. I am seeking to create something that represents a beautiful part of nature accurately. This project is much more about its form than function.